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Etymology 1

From Old French base, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] basis, from Ancient Greek βάσις (basis).

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Noun

Singular
base

Plural
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base ({{{1}}})
  1. Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
    1. A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.
  2. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; (Basis).
  3. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
  4. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
  5. (chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
  6. Important areas in games and sports
    A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek
  7. (architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
  8. (baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out.
  9. (biology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
  10. (botany) The end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
  11. (electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a transistor.
  12. (geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
  13. (mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.
    The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3.
  14. (topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
  15. (topology) A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.
Synonyms
  • (chemical compound that will neutralize an acid): alkali
Antonyms
  • (chemical compound that will neutralize an acid): acid
  • (end of a leaf): apex
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Verb

Infinitive
to base

Third person singular
bas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to base (third-person singular simple present bas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To have as its foundation or starting point.
  2. (transitive) To be located (at a particular place).
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Etymology 2

From Old French bas from Late Latin bassus (low).

Adjective

base (comparative baser or more base, superlative basest or most base)

Positive
base

Comparative
baser or more base

Superlative
basest or most base

  1. low
  2. inferior
  3. of low standing or rank
  4. immoral, cowardly
  5. common
  6. nonprecious used to describe metals which are not precious; base metal

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  • Said of fellows, motives, occupations, etc.
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Italian

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:it:Template:lang:la derivations]] basis.

Noun

base f. (plural basi)

  1. base
  2. basis

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Spanish

Noun

base f. (plural bases)

Singular
base f.

Plural
bases f.

  1. base
  2. basis
  3. grounding
  4. foundation

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